There is a lot of debate over whether it’s a realistic ideal to strive to make a living by doing what you love. Some say it’s the only way to go, and you should never give up on it. Others say it’s unlikely, and you may feel constrained even if you achieve it. You’ll turn what you love into something very demanding, and rob some of the joy. Instead, just do what you need to to make the money necessary to pursue your passions.
Regardless of which camp you’re in, or if you move between the two, there is something immensely valuable about being an entrepreneurial worker in either case. It seems obvious why you want to be an adaptable, creative problem solver if your goal is to start a business or work with an entrepreneur to create and execute a vision. But even if you see work as simply a means to earn a living so that you can do other things you enjoy, the more dynamic, adaptive, creative, and driven you are in your work, the more you’ll gain from it.
Worker or business owner, learning to be entrepreneurial rather than simply repeating pre-defined tasks is more likely to allow you to work when you want, how you want, with whom you want, on what you want, and why you want. Even if your work isn’t your passion, these are desirable things, and things that give you more scope to pursue what is.
So long as you will be producing things of value to others and selling them to afford the things you need and want, entrepreneurship will be valuable to you.